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Jay D. Frierman papers, 1890-1998
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material
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  • Title: Jay D. Frierman papers
    Collection number: 1095
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12.0 linear ft. (24 boxes and 1 shoebox)
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1998
    Abstract: Jay D. Frierman (1923-1999) was a UCLA professor and Consulting Archaeologist who conducted archaeological excavations throughout the Middle East and southern California, and supervised numerous archaeological projects at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park. Frierman was a specialist in ceramic glazes and historical archaeology in southern California and he published several articles and books on his research. The collection consists of correspondence, archaeological surveys and reports, research notes, and published articles.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Frierman, Jay D.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Beatrice B. Frierman, 29 November 2001.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Chris Salvano in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2010.
    The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia  funds.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jay D. Frierman papers (Collection 1095). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Jay David Frierman was born May 17, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He received a B.A. in Painting from the University of California, Berkeley in 1948 and a M.A. in Art History from Mills College, Oakland, California in 1953. Mr. Frierman died in Los Angeles on November 30, 1999. From 1954-1964 Mr. Frierman was an Associate Professor at East Los Angeles College where he also served as the Director of the Vincent Price Art Gallery. In 1964 Mr. Frierman joined the UCLA faculty as a Lecturer in History, and from 1966 until his retirement in 1980, he was a Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology. During the 1970-1971 academic year, Mr. Frierman joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Visiting Scholar in Ceramic History and Technology. From 1971-1979 Mr. Frierman, in addition to his position as UCLA Lecturer, was the Curator of Near Eastern Archaeology and Ethnography at the UCLA Museum of Cultural History, now known as the Fowler Museum. After his retirement in 1980, Mr. Frierman worked as a Consulting Archaeologist throughout Southern California. From 1982-1991 Mr. Frierman was a Consulting Archaeologist for the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park where he conducted archaeological assessments and excavations on numerous plots throughout the State Park including the Sepulveda House, the Pico House, and the Avila House.

    Scope and Content

    The Frierman collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, archaeological site surveys, excavation and project reports, photographs, published articles, article reprints and offprints by Frierman and colleagues, field journals, architectural plans and maps, and California maps and tourist ephemera. The collection's overall scope is approximately from the 1890s-1998. The majority of the collection is approximately 1950-1998.
    The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, published articles and research, and archaeological surveys and excavation project reports primarily from El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park and other excavation projects in Southern California.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence and Reprints, 1955-1990 (Boxes 1-7)
    2. Los Angeles Archaeology, 1890-1996 (Boxes 8-14)
    3. Research and Publication Files, 1950-1992 (Boxes 15-18)
    4. Archaeological and Excavation Site Projects, 1981-1998 (19-23; 25)
    5. Maps and California Tourist Ephemera, ca.1958-1990s (Boxes 23-24)

    Related Material

    Jay D. Frierman Collection of Photographs of Southern California Architecture, ca. 1953-1956 (Collection 1360)  . UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4769628 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Frierman, Jay D.--Archives.